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Today's News

  • Privatization one option to be studied

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Should Bullitt County contract out its emergency medical services?
        Should rates on its medical runs be increased?
        Should the number of ambulances be reduced?
        Less than 24 hours after Bullitt Fiscal Court imposed and then revised an overtime freeze which could have immediately shut down services such as EMS and the jail, the Emergency Services Committee held its regular meeting.
        The hot topic of the day was how to eliminate scheduled overtime with EMS.

  • Former Episcopal chair, spouse, sentenced for charity embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – Charles Muir, the former chairman of the Woodcock Foundation, and his wife, Diana Muir, former owner of DBM-Dental Direct of Louisville, were sentenced today, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve prison terms for the interstate transportation of stolen property and money laundering totaling $1,141,030, from the Louisville Episcopal Church Education Foundation, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Tax preparer sentenced for false returns

      LOUISVILLE – Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., and Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation announced today that Elizabeth A. Lawless, 66, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced this week by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell to 6 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $329,465 to the IRS.

  • Bike park locations raises concerns from area neighborhood

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Youngsters and local teens may be excited about the chance to shred at a new a BMX/skate park, but other residents are not.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, Bruce Gooden asked the council to consider another spot for the bike park.

    The proposed placement for the park is right in front of his house he said, where the tennis courts are located at the city park behind Mount Washington Elementary.

    Gooden said, “I don't think it's going to help my property resale value.”

  • Water rates will increase in July for Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington residents can expect to see an increase to their monthly water and sewer bills beginning Wednesday, July 1.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, Mayor Barry Armstrong said Louisville Water recently informed his office of a rate increase of 2.4 percent. Also, the consumer price index increase from the department of local is .8 percent. Thus, customers can expect to see a total increase of 3.2 percent applied to their bills in July.

  • More rye provides dough for city's sewer coffers

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a "rye" twist, the city of Shepherdsville has a little more cash flow, thanks to more Beam Suntory pipe flow.

                The bourbon distillery is producing more of its rye whiskey product, meaning more pressing is taking place at its Clermont plant, according to mayor Scott Ellis.

  • Louisville resident sentenced for tax fraud, stolen i.d.'s

     LOUISVILLE – Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. and Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation announced today that Erica Spencer, 37, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced this week by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell to 48 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $94,159 in restitution.

  • Former Catholic church bookkeeper gets 6 months for embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School was sentenced in U.S. District Court today, by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to six months home detention as part of a three year term of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $83,191 to the Louisville Parish announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Tammy Goodlett, 49, of Louisville, admitted in court to devising a scheme to defraud Saint Gabriel.

  • Kelly shuts-down BC in 5-0 North Bullitt win

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There wasn’t a lot of hoopla in the North Bullitt camp on Thursday.

    Despite defeating county rival Bullitt Central 5-0 to clinch the top spot in upcoming District 23 baseball tournament, there wasn’t a lot of celebrating on the Eagle sidelines.

    Yes, it was a district victory.

    And, yes, it was against a county foe led  by a former NB freshman coach.

    But, no, head coach Brian Wise wasn’t completely satisfied with the win.

    And G.J. Moore felt his starting pitcher deserved a better fate.

  • Charger baseball did a little bit of everything last week

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Never a dull moment.

    That is the best way to describe the week that was last week for the Bullitt East Charger baseball squad. There was a little bit of everything and despite a 2-1 record, veteran head coach Jeff Bowles was still upset after the two wins with the one loss on Tuesday, a 7-6 setback to 24th District rival Jeffersontown.